Whether your child is 5, 18 or in between, he or she has the right to a quality education. The partners of this Web site have joined together to help Michigan families explore their options for finding a school that meets their needs.
Michigan Department of Education Charter Public Schools Page
Charter schools are state-supported public schools. In Michigan three kinds are allowed: 1) Public School Academies (PSAs) chartered under Part 6A of the revised school code, 2) Urban High School Academies (UHSAs) chartered under part 6C of the revised school
Vision for a New Way – Rethinking Special Education
The purpose of this website is to facilitate improved services to students with disabilities, or those at risk of learning failure, by providing a clearinghouse and point of reference for an array of individuals and organizations working in special education communities.
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Through its diverse board and broadly representative committees, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools develops sound, coherent policies that support high-quality public education options for families who need them the most. Key priorities include lifting arbitrary "caps" on charter growth, closing the finance gap between charters and other public schools, and updating the federal Charter Schools Program to spur a new era of charter achievement.
US Charter Schools
The US Charter Schools Web site is a place where charter school developers, authorizers, and operators can meet, exchange ideas, and access a valuable resource library. The Charter Schools site provides a wide range of information and links to resources to guide charter schools in every phase of their development — from start-up, to expansion, to renewal.
US Department of Education
Links to reports on all aspects of the organization's work, including student aid, legislation, statistics, and school locator.
Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers
The Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers (MCCSA) serves as a collaborative non-profit, non-partisan organization that allows for sharing of issues, ideas, resources and best practices among all authorizers working in the state. MCCSA members have been working together to keep Michigan's charter school strategy in motion since 1994.
Center for Education Reform
The Center for Education Reform drives the creation of better educational opportunities for all children by leading parents, policymakers and the media in boldly advocating for school choice, advancing the charter school movement, and challenging the education establishment. The Center for Education Reform changes laws, minds and cultures to allow good schools to flourish.
Center on Reinventing Public Education
The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) was founded in 1993 at the University of Washington. CRPE engages in independent research and policy analysis on a range of K-12 public education reform issues, including choice & charters, finance & productivity, teachers, urban district reform, leadership, and state & federal reform.
Your Child is a coalition of Michigan-based education and family organizations that came together in 2004 to study attitudinal and other barriers to children’s education. The nonprofit coalition is dedicated to improving community conversations about education, stepping up citizens' commitment to education, and strengthening Michigan’s culture of education.
Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, based in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. We are often asked why there are two organizations, and what's the difference between the Institute and the Foundation. In 2007, the Foundation became a "supporting organization" (in IRS terminology) of the Institute.
The Skillman Foundation
Created in 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation that is a charitable, tax-exempt organization. Like most private foundations, Skillman does not raise money but uses its resources to support 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Black Alliance for Educational Options
The ability to choose how your child is educated is a power all parents deserve. BAEO exists to help Black parents understand all of the educational options that exist.